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Israeli court acquits settlers who killed Palestinian farmer in Nablus

March 28, 2018 at 11:18 am

Palestinians react to Israeli soldiers after a Palestinian farmer shot dead by Jewish settlers, at the Khusra village of Nablus in West Bank on 30 November, 2017 [Nedal Eshtayah /Anadolu Agency]

The family of Palestinian farmer Mahmoud Owdeh, who was shot dead by Jewish settlers, have denounced the decision of an Israeli court to acquit his killers, Quds Press reported on Tuesday. Owdeh was killed when an Israeli settler opened fire directly at him in the village of Qasra in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus a couple of months ago.

Although the settlers pleaded self-defence, the dead man’s son, Ahed, said that there was no evidence for such claims. He added that the court did not submit any of the documents related to the investigations into the incident to the family, or even the autopsy report.

The family is planning to file an appeal against the ruling after they get the documents from the Israeli military court.

Ahed Owdeh reiterated the importance of rights groups condemning Jewish settlers’ aggression and backing the family’s quest for justice.

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